The EU External Borders management

The EU External Borders management

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR 29/6-20/7/2019

“Management of the EU’s External Borders in the Eastern Mediterranean”

 

The Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence of the University of Athens organised an educational webinar titled “Management of the EU’s External Borders in the Eastern Mediterranean” and announced up to 30 scholarships.

 

The seminar took place within the framework of the European project “European Governance of Migration: The External Dimensions” (2017-2020), co-funded by the European Commission and the University of Athens. The Scientific Coordinator of the project is Professor Yannis Valinakis, President of the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence – University of Athens.

 

The course consisted of five afternoon sessions, along with two researchers’ workshops and was addressed to public officers, diplomats, police and armed forces officers, students of police, military and coast guard academies, researchers of relevant specialties, as well as to any interested person.

 

Aim 

The objective of the seminar provided students with an overview of the governance of irregular migration, focusing on the management efforts and policies currently implemented by the EU. The course focused on the emerging responses to irregular migration and particularly maritime irregular migration to the EU from a critical and comparative perspective.

 

Participants had the chance to be part of a research group and published Policy papers or had an active role as rapporteurs. The programme also offered traineeship opportunities for university students, graduates, doctoral students or young professionals.

 

The lectures delivered in Greek and a distance learning option was also available.

 

 

 

“The EU External Borders Management in the Eastern Mediterranean”

 

 

(Webinar)

29 June 2020

 

1st Session: “External Borders in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean: An Overview”
1 July 2020

 

2nd Session: “The Role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in

Management and Protection of the EU External Borders”

3 July 2020

 

3rd Session: “The EU’s External Borders”
6 July 2020

 

4th Session: “Challenges, Threats and Violations of the External Borders of the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean: (I
8 July 2020

 

  5th Session: “Challenges, Threats and Violations of the External Borders of the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean: (II)”

 

 

External Borders in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean: An Overview

 

The first session of the educational web seminar entitled ” External Borders in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean: An Overview ” organized by the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence, University of Athens, was successfully held on June 29, 2020.

Chair: Professor Yannis Valinakis, President, Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Speeches: Vasileios Grammatikas, Assistant Professor, Democritus University of Thrace, Ioannis Stribis, Assistant Professor, University of the Aegean; Scientific Director, Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Angelos Giokaris, Professor Emeritus, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Petros Violakis, Dr., Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

 

 

The Role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Management and Protection of the EU External Borders

 

The second session of the educational web seminar entitled ” The Role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Management and Protection of the EU External Borders ” organised by the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence, University of Athens, was successfully held on July 1st, 2020.

Chair: Ioannis Stribis, Assistant Professor, University of the Aegean; Scientific Director, Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Speeches: Grigorios Apostolou, Head, FRONTEX liaison office in Greece, Georgios Christianos, Deputy Commander, Head, Integrated Maritime Surveillance Service, Hellenic Coastguard and Erasmia Roumana, Protection  Unit, UNHCR

 

 

The EU’s External Borders

 

The third session of the educational web seminar entitled ” The EU’s External Borders ” organised by the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence, University of Athens, was successfully held on July 3, 2020.

Chair: Ioannis Stribis, Assistant Professor, University of the Aegean; Scientific Director, Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Speeches by Revekka-Emmanouela Papadopoulou, Associate Professor, Law School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Theodoros Katsoufros, Researcher, Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Former Member, European Court of Justice, Antonia Zervaki, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Chryssi Tsirogianni, Researcher, Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

 

 

Challenges, Threats and Violations of the External Borders of the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean (I)

 

The fourth session of the educational web seminar entitled “Challenges, Threats and Violations of the External Borders of the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean (I)” organised by the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence, University of Athens, was successfully held on July 6, 2020.

Chair: Professor Yannis Valinakis, President, Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Speakers:  Ioannis Vamvakos, Brigadier General; Director, Hellenic National Defence General Staff (D1 Division), Georgios Chasanidis, Officer, Hellenic Coast Guard, Zacharoula Tsirigoti, former Lieutenant General, Hellenic Police; Police General Inspector, Aliens and Border Protection, Manolis Perakis, Assistant Professor, Law School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Ourania Stathea, Deputy Prosecutor, Court of Appeals

 

 

 

Challenges, Threats and Violations of the External Borders of the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean (II)

 

The fourth session of the educational web seminar entitled “Challenges, Threats and Violations of the External Borders of the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean (II)” organised by the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence, University of Athens, was successfully held on July 8, 2020.

Chair: Professor Yannis Valinakis, President, Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Speakers: Thanos Dokos, Dr., alternate adviser on national security to Prime Minister, Andreas Liaropoulos, Assistant Professor, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus, Dimitrios Triantafyllou, Associate Professor, Kadir Has University, Michail Kostarakos, Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff; former EU Military Committee Chairman and  Panayiotis Theodorakidis, ret. Brigadier General

 

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